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We tried the regional burger chain many people say is the best in America to see if it lives up to the hype

We tried the regional burger chain many people say is the best in America to see if it lives up to the hype
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Hollis Johnson

As a born and bred New Englander, I'm woefully inexperienced when it comes to some regional restaurant chains.

In-N-Out remains a mystery to me, and the wonders of Chick-fil-A have only recently entered my life, thanks to its aggressive national expansion.

Whataburger has been an enigma for some time now - nearly every Texan I meet extols its many virtues, yet I've never set foot in one.

With over 790 locations across 10 states, Whataburger is a Southern fast-food powerhouse.

It has been family-owned since the first humble burger stand in Corpus Christi, Texas, in 1950.

The chains ranks seventh on QSR Magazine's Top 50 Burger roundup, raking in $1.8 billion in system-wide sales in 2014, and it's expanding rapidly.

So when I found myself heading down to the Lone Star State, I decided a visit to the celebrated burger joint was a mandatory stop on my itinerary.

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